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Ask Amy: Good guests have responsibilities, too

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

The pandemic has created a decline in the social skills of our young.

Let’s lead by example in demonstrating how to be a good guest.

– Harried Hostess

Dear Harried: I appreciate your “Good Guest” tips. Now, I’d like to add to/refute some of them.

Amy’s “Duties of a Good Guest:”

Pay attention to your health. Always remember that people you come in contact with at a party might also have an elderly/compromised/unvaccinated family member in their daily lives.


If you are not feeling well or have just learned that you were recently exposed to someone with an active case of Covid, regardless of your own vaccination status, give the host a call – even at the last minute – and let them know that you won’t be able to make it.

Don’t proselytize or publicly challenge other guests’ health-related choices.

Don’t offer me a share in your stash of online hydroxychloroquine.

Wear a mask if you want to.


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